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Resources for General Information
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Basics for Healthcare Workers
• Symptoms & Testing
• Daily Life
• What to Do if You Are Sick
Comprehensive Ohio site for information, state orders, updates, and statistics.
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help employers respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
Resources for Employment and Assistance Information
State of Ohio Economic Resources Site
Ohioans are facing new financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and state agencies have a number of programs and policies in place to help them weather the storm. Here, individuals and families will find links to local, state, and federal resources and information on unemployment assistance, health insurance relief, school meals, and more.
State of Ohio Coronavirus Job Search
A website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.
Small Business Administration Disaster Relief for Small Businesses
Are you an independent contractor? You qualify as a small business for purposes of applying for federal disaster relief. The SBA has disaster loan programs available to help you meet your operating costs while suffering a loss of revenue during the crisis. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Payroll Protection Program loan allow self-employed and independent contractors to apply.
Learn more about the the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) here, and the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) here.
Infection Prevention in Dental Offices
The Ohio Department of Health, The Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association have released updated guidance on how dental offices can keep health care personnel and patients safe from exposure to infection.
Compliance with these guidelines are likely to be required of dental offices that resume treating non-emergency patients. The Ohio EFDA Association will keep you up-to-date on announcements from the State of Ohio regarding health orders that impact the dental community.
Read: CDC's Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response
Read: The ADA's one-pager on CDC Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines
Return to Work - May 1
The State of Ohio has announced that dental offices will re-open May 1st as part of Phase One of the state's Return to Work.
All dental offices are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control's Infection Prevention Protocols for Dental Settings.
The Ohio State Dental Board has issued the following Guidelines for Providing Dental Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Check in on our Job Board to find dentists looking for EFDAs and EFDAs looking for employment.
The Ohio Department of Health has issued these slides to help understand return to work protocols.